Introduction to Latin American Studies

An interdisciplinary introduction to the economics, politics, history, and culture of Latin America and the Caribbean. The objectives are to encourage students to examine regional topics from more than one disciplinary perspective, and to prepare students for further study in those disciplines. The topics may include, for example, authoritarian rule in Chile, indigenous cultures in the Andes, race and gender in the Caribbean, the colonial origins of inequality, and U.S.-Latin American relations. Topics will be explored with a mix of primary and secondary sources, including works of literature.

Units: 1

Max Enrollment: 25

Prerequisites: Open to First Years and Sophomores. Open to Juniors and Seniors with permission of the instructor.


Distribution Requirements: SBA - Social and Behavioral Analysis

Typical Periods Offered: Every other year; Spring

Semesters Offered this Academic Year: Not Offered